Dr. Leslie Katz, MD

Dr. Leslie Katz, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
64 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Leslie Katz, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Philadelphia, PA and has been practicing for 33 years. He specializes in ophthalmology.Read his story

Wills Eye Hospital

840 Walnut St # 1110

Philadelphia, PA 19107
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Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • Devon Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone Health Plan East

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Top Care Areas

very high
more than 98% of peers

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Dr. Katz's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Katz "Dr. L Jay Katz, M.D. is a current Attending Surgeon at Wills Eye Hospital located in Philadelphia, PA. He went to Case Western Reserve University where he graduated Summa Cum Laude before going on to Yale University Medical School where he received his M.D. After this he had an internship at the University of Virginia in Internal Medicine, then participated in a residency in ophthalmology at Yale University, leading to his completion of a fellowship in glaucoma at Wills Eye Hospital. Dr. Katz, M.D. has also received many awards in his field. He is the recipient of the American Academy of Ophthalmology Honor Award as well as the Senior Achievement Award given to notable specialists who contribute top research in the field of vision care. In addition he is an Honored Life Member of the Philadelphia Ophthalmic Club. Plus he received the Silver Tray Award from Wills Eye Hospital which is awarded for outstanding service to the establishment by exceptional specialists. Wills Eye also named him as an honoree at the 50th anniversary of the glaucoma service. Dr Katz was named distinguished alumnus of the Yale University ophthalmology department. He has served as past president of the Ophthalmic Club, the Metro chapter of the American College of Surgeons, the Wills Eye Hospital faculty staff, and also treasurer for 2 terms for the American Glaucoma Society. At Wills Eye Hospital Dr Katz served as the Director for over 10 years. He is an editorial board member for Survey of Ophthalmology, Journal of Glaucoma, Graefes Clinical and Experimental Journal of Ophthalmology, Medscape and the Open Journal of Ophthalmology. Dr Katz has authored over 200 scientific articles and book chapters and been a recipient of numerous research grants from the National Eye Institute, the Centers for Disease Control, and private industry."
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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

1  Conditions Treated

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Pennsylvania.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • University of Virginia
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Yale
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Wills Eye Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1985

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology, Faculty Award, 2003
  • Yale University Eye Center, Distinguished Alumnus, 2003
  • Philadelphia Ophthalmic Club: Honored Life Member, 2007
  • Wills Eye Hospital, 50th Anniversary of the Glaucoma Service, Honoree, 2013
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology, Senior Achievement Award, 2002
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology, Honor Award, 1992
  • Silver Tray Award – Wills Eye Institute, 2012
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hungarian

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology, Member
  • American Board of Ophthalmology, Member
  • American College of Surgeons, Member
  • American Glaucoma Society, Member
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Member
  • College of Physicians, Member
  • Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco CA, Member
  • International Society of Spaeth Fellows, Member
  • Metropolitan Philadelphia Chapter, Member
  • Ophthalmic Club of Philadelphia, Member
  • Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology, Member
  • Pennsylvania Medical Society, Member

Dr. Katz's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Katz to family and friends
10 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (10)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Katz's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

a superb institution and a superb physician the best in his field.
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Dr. Katz is an exceptional doctor. Highly skilled and thorough with a warm, kind "bed side" manner. There is a lot of waiting during an appointment at this office but as a fellow patient said to me that's the price you pay for getting the best.
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Always feel that the Wills Eye Glaucoma service treats patients as individuals rather than syndromes.
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Dr. Katz is a very good doctor, kind and explains things well. I would recommend him, but there are probably other very good doctors with better managed offices. The office is generally overcrowded, the office staff are not nice, and border on rude. The wait time is inexcusable. I have been in that...more
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